Posted July 06, 2018 08:07:06 Adventure Island, a park on Florida’s Cape Cod, is offering free rides to visitors after a group of children from a local high school jumped the fence and ran from a school and into a lake.
They were not arrested but the school and the school district issued a statement apologizing.
The incident happened Friday.
“The safety and welfare of our students is our top priority and we are deeply sorry for the damage caused to the surrounding area,” the statement read.
“We have suspended operations at Adventure Island until the investigation is complete.”
It is not clear why the group jumped the gate and into the water.
They left a trail of footprints behind them, the police report said.
The park said in a statement that it had been “extremely busy” in the past few days.
It did not offer any details about what happened to the group.
“At this time, there is no information that could provide a motive or any further details about the incident.
We are working closely with local law enforcement,” it said.
A local newspaper reported that a group had set up tents on the beach where they were found.
“People were having a great time, it was like a summer camp,” the newspaper quoted a camp counselor as saying.
The report did not name the school.
“It was pretty awesome, just people hanging out,” the camp counselor, Laura Rieckhoff, told the Associated Press.
She said she had never heard of the park before Friday’s incident.
“I’ve never heard about this before, but it’s definitely a different atmosphere.”
“They did have fun.
I’m glad it’s over and they got their kids back,” said a camp volunteer, Robert Oltman.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.